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Vattenfal Invests In Hamburg

Utility company is expanding its district heating network in Hamburg's west

The new district heating pipeline in Hamburg-Altona is growing metre by metre. With the first 2.5 km long section of the total of 3.5 km long line completed on schedule at the end of November 2015, this year will see the new distribution line heading the south to the heart of Altona.

Clean Heat for Altona

By 2018, the new distribution line will connect the centre of Altona with the new, natural gas-powered heating plant in Haferweg. In addition to the power plant Wedel, the heating plant at Haferweg will cover the district heating needs in the western part of Hamburg, thus improving the security of supply in Hamburg .

District Heating for More 28,500 Homes

Overall, Vattenfall is investing 17 million euro in the construction of the district heating pipeline in Altona. The line has a total length of approximately 3.5 kilometres and can carry up to 100 megawatts of environmentally friendly district heating. In total, 28,500 additional units can be supplied with cozy heat.

Network to Grow to 820 Kilometres

Started in 2014, the expansion will add more than eight kilometres to the network. Hamburg’s district heating network will then comprise 820 kilometres. Last year, 146 transfer stations with a total capacity of 25 megawatts of power for heating, cooling and hot water were connected to Vattenfall’s district heating network. According to Vattenfall, the expansion allows to supply additional 28,500 housing units with environmentally friendly heat. Currently, Vattenfall is supplying 463.00 homes in Hamburg.

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